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Democracy Now! Thursday, April 10, 2003


Published April 10, 2003


Iraq Regime Disintegrates As Fighting and Looting Continues in Baghdad: May Ying Welsh Reports Live From the Iraqi Capital
Looting is surging and buildings have been set on fire in Baghdad today as fighting continues in some parts of the city.

Spanish Journalists Protest Death of Colleague Who Was Killed By U.S. Forces
Spanish Journalists protested the death of a Spanish TV cameraman killed by a U.S. tank shell in Baghdad yesterday by putting their cameras, microphones and notebooks on the floor as Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar arrived at the Senate.

Kaveh Golestan 1950-2003: A Look at the Life of the Pulitzer Prize Winning Iranian Photojournalist Who Was One of 10 International Journalists Killed in Iraq
The lives of Michael Kelly and David Bloom have become widely known across the country over the past week. They are the two U.S. journalists who died while covering the invasion of Iraq. Kelly, an editor of Atlantic Monthly, was killed on Friday and Bloom, an NBC TV host, died on Saturday.

U.S. Occupies An Arab Capital for the First Time in History As Hussein's Regime Falls: British Reporter Andrew Buncombe Joins US From Baghdad
US troops, tanks, and armored vehicles rolled in and occupied the capitol with only scattered resistance. Thousands of residents poured into the streets. They celebrated, greeted US troops with cheers and even flowers, looted, and tore down symbols of Saddam’s rule. It is the first time in history that the United States has occupied an Arab capital.

A Discussion with An Iraqi American Whose Father Was Murdered and Mother Was Jailed By Saddam Hussein
As Saddam Hussein’s regime falls, Democracy Now! talks to an Iraqi America man who opposed the war although his family had been brutalized by Hussein. Salam Al-Rawi’s father was tortured and murdered. His mother was jailed.

Turkey Sends Military Observers Into Kirkuk While U.S. Prepares to Install a New Government: A Look at What Happens After the Invasion Ends with Writer Dilip Hiro and Iraqi American Salam Al-Rawi
Turkey is sending military observers to Kirkuk with U.S. approval, according to the Associated Press. This follows an Iraqi Kurdish move into the oil-rich city in northern Iraq. Turkey has repeatedly said that it will not accept Iraqi Kurdish control of Kirkuk.


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